Happy Birthday to former Cat Dicky Beal!

Dicky Beal

was born September 18, 1962 in Covington, KY.  The 5-9 guard played at Holmes High School in Covington, a team that boasted a 33-3 record his senior year.  He played at from 1980-1984 and led the Cats to the  regular season championships in ’82,’83, and ’84, as well as the SEC Tournament Championship in ’84. Dicky was voted the MVP of the Mid-East Region in 1984.  His 1983 team still holds the tournament record for FG% at .556.  His 14 assists against in the 1984 Tournament are still the team high in the NCAA’s. In that same tournament he dished out nine assists and had six steals against Louisville, another UK tournament record. The Cats were cut short in their quest for the championship that year by Georgetown (I still vividly remember this game from my childhood).  Dicky is 15th on UK’s career assists leaders.  Dicky currently lives in Wilder, and is an Allstate agent / owner in Independence, Kentucky.  To this day he acknowledges:  “I’m so proud to be a Holmes Bulldog and a Kentucky Wildcat!  Two basketball powerhouses that stand the test of time. God has blessed me!”




Melvin Turpin, Dicky Beal and Sam Bowie
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